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Linda [1999]

  • 1. It's a Big Wide Wonderful World
    2. Here I'll Stay
    3. I'll Get By (As Long as I Have You)
    4. Just One More Chance
    5. Linda
    6. I'll Dance at Your Wedding
    7. You're Too Dangerous, Cherie
    8. Dreamer's Hoilday, A
    9. I'll See You in My Dreams
    10. Apple Blossom Wedding, An
    11. How Are Things in Glocca Morra?
    12. That Old Gang of Mine
    13. My Darling, My Darling
    14. Peg O' My Heart
    15. South America, Take It Away!
    16. Ballerina
    17. Girl of My Dreams
    18. If This Isn't Love
    19. You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To
    20. When Day Is Done
    21. K-K-K-Katy - (bonus track)
    22. Chiquita Banana - (bonus track)
    23. You Don't Have to Know the Language - (bonus track)
    24. (The Treasure Of) Sierra Madre - (bonus track)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 6047

  • Credits

    Personnel includes: Buddy Clark (vocals); Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra, Ray Noble & His Orchestra, The Girlfriends, Doris Day.
    Recorded between 1942 & 1949. Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
    Recording information: 02/24/1942-09/06/1949.
    Directors: Dick Jones ; Dick Sacem; Mitchell Ayres.
    Linda is a 24-song collection covering some of Buddy Clark's best Columbia sides, not just all of the later hits (though "Linda," "Peg O' My Heart," "I'll Dance at Your Wedding," "How Are Things in Glocca Mora," and others are here), but all of this 1999 collection is representative, mostly of songs from 1947 and nearly all of it post-WWII. There's nothing earth-shattering here, but the man's expressive singing and rich intonation are unique. The sound is an old one, a lot of it rooted in a brand of postwar pop-novelty type song that Frank Sinatra helped bury when he moved to Capitol, and which rock & roll obliterated altogether, but this is was what a lot of people were listening to in the years after WWII, and Clark did it better than almost anyone else. In addition to his biggest hits, listeners can hear Clark's versions of "Chiquita Banana (The Banana Song)," "South America, Take It Away!" (both backed by Xavier Cugat), "You're Too Dangerous Cherie," "I'll See You in My Dreams," and "Just One More Chance" -- all representative of a forgotten brand of pop music. ~ Bruce Eder

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